Rain in Dubai: Indian Embassy in UAE issues travel advisory for travelers

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Amid heavy rains and flood-like situation in the UAE, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has issued an advisory for Indian passengers traveling through or transiting through the airport to limit their non-essential travel until flight operations return to normal. Reschedule important travel.

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The Indian Consulate in Dubai has also activated emergency helpline numbers to assist passengers.

Dubai International Airport has temporarily limited the number of incoming flights due to unprecedented weather conditions.

In its advisory issued today, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi said, “Due to the disruption caused by the unprecedented weather conditions in the UAE earlier this week, Dubai International Airport has temporarily limited the number of incoming flights “

It said the situation remains unprecedented, though it added that UAE authorities are working around the clock to normalize operations.

“Airport authorities have advised that passengers can travel to the airport only after final confirmation from the respective airlines regarding the departure date and timing of the respective flights. In light of the above advisory, Indian passengers traveling to or from Dubai International Airport are advised to reschedule non-essential travel until operations return to normal,” the advisory said.

It reads, “To assist Indian nationals at Dubai International Airport, the Consulate General of India in Dubai has operationalized emergency helpline numbers which are operational from April 17, 2024.”

The Consulate General of India in Dubai on Thursday stressed that they are in constant touch with UAE authorities and airlines to facilitate contact between stranded Indian passengers and their families.

He further said that relief measures have been stepped up with the cooperation of Indian community organizations.

“We are in touch with UAE authorities and airlines to facilitate the stranded passengers. -Regular updates are being given to the passengers by the airlines. – Relief measures have been stepped up in collaboration with Indian community organisations,” the Consulate General of India in Dubai said in a post shared on Twitter.

Furthermore, CGI in its post stressed that the helpline numbers will remain active until the situation becomes normal.

He assured to remain committed to serving the Indian community currently living or traveling in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.



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